[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 219 (Thursday, November 13, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Page 67448]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-26847]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air 
Act

    On November 6, 2014, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed 
consent decree with the United States District Court for the Middle 
District of Louisiana in the lawsuit entitled United States and the 
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality v. PCS Nitrogen 
Fertilizer, L.P., AA Sulfuric, Inc., and White Springs Agricultural 
Chemicals, Inc., Civil Action No. 3:14-cv-00707.
    The United States and Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality 
filed this lawsuit under the Clean Air Act and Louisiana Environmental 
Quality Act. The complaint seeks injunctive relief and civil penalties 
for violations of the Clean Air Act's Prevention of Significant 
Deterioration requirements and related state requirements at sulfuric 
acid manufacturing plants owned and operated by the defendants, PCS 
Nitrogen Fertilizer, L.P., AA Sulfuric, Inc., and White Springs 
Agricultural Chemicals, Inc., in Geismar, Louisiana and White Springs, 
Florida. The consent decree requires the defendants to perform 
injunctive relief, pay a $ 1,300,000 civil penalty, and perform a 
Supplemental Environmental Project at a nitric acid manufacturing 
facility owned and operated by PCS Nitrogen Fertilizer, Inc. in 
Geismar, Louisiana. The consent decree also requires PCS Phosphate 
Company, Inc. to perform injunctive relief at the sulfuric acid 
manufacturing facility that it owns and operates in Aurora, North 
Carolina.
    The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on 
the proposed consent decree. Comments should be addressed to the 
Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, 
and should refer to United States and the Louisiana Department of 
Environmental Quality v. PCS Nitrogen Fertilizer, L.P. et al., D.J. 
Ref. No. 90-7-1-08209/1. All comments must be submitted no later than 
thirty (30) days after the publication date of this notice. Comments 
may be submitted either by email or by mail:

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         To submit comments:                     Send them to:
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By e-mail...........................  pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov.
By mail.............................  Assistant Attorney General
                                      U.S. DOJ--ENRD
                                      P.O. Box 7611
                                      Washington, D.C. 20044-7611.
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    During the public comment period, the proposed consent decree may 
be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department Web site: http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/Consent_Decrees.html. We will provide a paper copy 
of the proposed consent decree upon written request and payment of 
reproduction costs. Please mail your request and payment to: Consent 
Decree Library, U.S. DOJ--ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044-
7611.
    Please enclose a check or money order for $43.50 (25 cents per page 
reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. For a paper 
copy without the exhibits and signature pages, the cost is $ 17.00.

Maureen M. Katz,
Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment 
and Natural Resources Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-26847 Filed 11-12-14; 8:45 am]
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